Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs

Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs

by Ronald Chase
ISBN-10:
0195113144
ISBN-13:
9780195113143
Pub. Date:
07/28/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Overview

Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs

During the past quarter century, there has been a tremendous expansion in our knowledge about gastropods, their behavior and their neurobiology. We can understand a great deal about mammalian nervous systems by studying the relatively larger and simpler structure of the gastropod nervous system. Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs first reviews the broader aspects of molluscan biology and draws attention to the special features of the gastropod nervous system. The book then examines different types of behavior, reviewing progress in understanding the mechanisms of neural control, and emphasizing cases in which control can be attributed to identified neurons and identified neural circuits.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195113143
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Gastropods
2. The Central Nervous System
3. Sensory Systems
4. Muscles and the Peripheral Nervous System
5. Regulation of the Internal Environment
6. Locomotion
7. Feeding
8. Reproduction
9. Defense
10. The Temporal Organization of Behavior
References
Taxonomic Index
Neuron Index
Subject Index

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